Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temperatures close by, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at top efficiency, it can cut a big amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could drastically increase your bills and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Paso Robles Heating and Air professional complete air conditioning service at least yearly is crucial to keeping your system working at its best for a long time. He or she can be sure the unit is running properly and can identify looming problems prior to them happening, saving you even more money. Your expert air conditioning service should include, but is not limited to: Replacement of, or cleaning of, air filters Cleaning of condensate drain, blower components and condenser coil Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical components Performance of cooling cycle assessment DIY Preparation In addition to arranging your skilled air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during cooler months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could hurt your system and require major repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area around your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they might inhibit airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any piece of it. Throughout the year: While your filters may be cleaned or changed during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them monthly and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, varying on aspects like owning house pets or doing home construction during the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to run efficiently and will help you keep a cozy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer brings your way. Give the experts at Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.